BS EN 60695-2-11:2014 - Fire hazard testing. Glowing/hot-wire based test methods. Glow-wire flammability test method for end-products (GWEPT)

BS EN 60695-2-11:2014

Fire hazard testing. Glowing/hot-wire based test methods. Glow-wire flammability test method for end-products (GWEPT)

Status : Current   Published : July 2014
Conformity to regulation : Designated



IEC 60695-2-11:2014 is available as

IEC 60695-2-11:2014 RLV

which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.

IEC 60695-2-11:2014 specifies a test method on an end product. It is intended to simulate the effects of thermal stresses produced by an electrically heated source to represent a fire hazard. This test method is used to check that, under defined test conditions, an end product exposed to an electrically heated source has either a limited ability to ignite or, if it ignites, a limited ability to propagate flame. However, the fire hazard analysis, the flammability aspects and the flame spreading to otherproducts are not covered by the present standard. This second edition of IEC 60695-2-11 cancels and replaces the first edition of IEC 60695-2-11 published in 2000. It constitutes a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are:

- the Introduction has been added to provide background and how it relates to the Scope,

- the Scope has been modified for greater clarity and reference to basic safety publications,

- numerous terms and definitions relevant to this Standard have been added to Clause 3,

- the application of "small parts" and "insignificant mass" have been introduced and clarified,

- the different types of specimens, how to specify them, and limitations of the test method have been further clarified in Clause 4,

- clarified in Clause 5 the distance to specified layer when unknown,

- the information from Clause 6 has been moved into the test procedure in Clause 8,

- the conditioning of the specified layer and the laboratory ambient test conditions were clarified in Clause 7,

- measurement of the maximum flame height was removed from Clause 9,

- the reference to this test as "GWEPT" was introduced along with an applicable title change and

- Annex A has been revised to reflect current practice by prominent product committees.

It has the status of a horizontal standard in accordance with

IEC Guide 104

and ISO/IEC Guide 51. Key words: Glowing/hot-wire, Glow wire, Flammability, Fire hazard

This publication is to be read in conjunction with

IEC 60695-2-10:2013


Standard NumberBS EN 60695-2-11:2014
TitleFire hazard testing. Glowing/hot-wire based test methods. Glow-wire flammability test method for end-products (GWEPT)
Publication Date31 July 2014
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC Guide 104, ISO/IEC Guide 51, EN 60695-2-10, IEC 60695-2-10
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60695-2-13, EN 60695-2-12, IEC 60335-1, EN 60695-1-11, EN 60695-2-13, IEC 60695-4:2012, EN 60695-4:2012, EN ISO 13943:2010, ISO/IEC 13943:2008, IEC 60695-2-12, IEC 60695-1-10, EN 60335-1, EN 60695-1-10, IEC 60695-1-11
ReplacesBS EN 60695-2-11:2001, IEC 60695-2-11:2001
International RelationshipsIEC 61937-11:2010/AMD1:2018,IEC 60695-2-11:2014,EN 61937-11 Ed 2.0,EN 60695-2-11:2014
Draft Superseded By12/30273535 DC05/30127781 DC
DescriptorsElectrical insulating materials, Test equipment, Electronic equipment and components, Simulation, Ignitability, Electrical equipment, Electrical components, Hazards, Testing conditions, Fire risks, Flammability, Thermal stress, Wires, Fire tests
Title in FrenchEssais relatifs aux risques du feu. Essais au fil incandescent/chauffant. Méthode d'essai d'inflammabilité pour produits finis (GWEPT)
Title in GermanPrüfungen zur Beurteilung der Brandgefahr. Prüfungen mit dem Glühdraht. Prüfung mit dem Glühdraht zur Entflammbarkeit von Enderzeugnissen (GWEPT)
ISBN978 0 580 54940 3
File Size1.191 MB

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